Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Museum of American History. Division of Politics and Reform
Exhibition Records, 1960-2004
This accession consists of the records of William L. Bird, Jr., Curator, and documents the planning for and creation of the exhibition Vote: The Machinery of Democracy at the National Museum of American History. The exhibition, which opened in July 2004, traced the evolution of voting techniques and suffrage issues in America over the past two centuries. Materials include Bird's correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposal, script, design drawings, and floor plans; budget summaries; object lists; loan information; press releases; election memorabilia; and photographs. Some materials are in electronic format.
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 3/13/2006 memorandum, Johnstone to Bird; Contact reference staff for details.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
- Compact discs
- Floppy disks
- Floor plans
- Color photographs
- Color transparencies
- Black-and-white photographs
- Electronic records
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-130, National Museum of American History. Division of Politics and Reform, Exhibition Records